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Molecular phylogeny of Harpactorinae and Bactrodinae uncovers complex evolution of sticky trap predation in assassin bugs (Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
Sticky trap predation, the use of adhesive substances to trap and capture prey, is an intriguing yet poorly studied predatory strategy. Unique among known sticky trap predators, assassin bugsExpand
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Assassin Bugs (Reduviidae Excluding Triatominae)
Reduviidae is the largest family of predaceous terrestrial Heteroptera, with about 7,000 described species in 25 subfamilies, and is one of the three most speciose families within Hemiptera. AExpand
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First record of the genus Tagalis Stål, 1860 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Saicinae) from Colombia with the description of two new species .
Tagalis Stål is recorded for the first time from Colombia and two species are described as new: Tagalis dichroa sp. nov., from Acandí (Chocó), and Tagalis albispina sp. nov., from Gorgona IslandExpand
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Kiskeyana new replacement name for the assassin bug Kiskeya (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
Recently, Weirauch and Forero (2007) described the new genus and species Kiskeya palassaina from two localities in the Dominican Republic. Regrettably, this Caribbean apterous assassin bug was foundExpand
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Two species of the genus Vilga Stal and the genus Dicysta Champion are recorded for the first time from Colombia
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Synonymy of the reduviid (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) genus Torrealbaia (Triatominae) with Amphibolus (Harpactorinae), with notes on Amphibolus venator (Klug, 1830)
The monotypic reduviid genus Torrealbaia Carcavallo, Jurberg & Lent, 1998 (Triatominae, Cavernicolini) from Venezuela is synonymized with Amphibolus Klug, 1830 (Harpactorinae) described from NorthernExpand
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Comparative genitalic morphology in the New World resin bugs Apiomerini (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Reduviidae, Harpactorinae)
Apiomerini, also called New World resin bugs, are a largely Neotropical tribe of the assassin bug subfamily Harpactorinae, whose members show unique predation and maternal care behaviors. Species inExpand
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A polychromatic new species of Apiomerus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) from Central America
Apiomerus barrocoloradoi sp. nov. is described from Costa Rica and Panama. This new species is highly polychromatic, a judgment based on specimens of the same locality. Dorsal habitus imagesExpand
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Phylogenetics of moth-like butterflies (Papilionoidea: Hedylidae) based on a new 13-locus target capture probe set.
The Neotropical moth-like butterflies (Hedylidae) are perhaps the most unusual butterfly family. In addition to being species-poor, this family is predominantly nocturnal and has anti-bat ultrasoundExpand
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An embarrassing situation requiring urgent action: Colombia, a country of extraordinary biodiversity, still counts only few species of Nepticuloidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera)
This paper summarizes the  scant available data on Nepticuloidea (Nepticulidae and Opostegidae) from Colombia, and convenes systematists, particularly in Colombia, to study these peculiar tinyExpand
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